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Max. Lifting Capacity:

400 ton


96 m (Long Boom) Max. Luffing Jib Combination: 66 + 66 m

Max. Boom Length:

Max. Boom Length:

84 m 72 + 66 m

Max. Luffing Jib Combination:


Max. Boom Length:

84 m 78 + 66 m

Max. Luffing Jib Combination:

Max. Lifting Capacity:

300 ton*180 ton

Luffing Boom
Max. Boom Length:

78 m 96 m

Long Boom
Max. Boom Length:

Luffing Jib
Max. Luffing Jib Combination:

66 + 66 m

*With Standard Boom Configuration (width 3.0 m boom)

Energy and infrastructure projects are growing larger in scale year by year. To meet the demand for machines that can handle huge loads, weve added the SL4500 to the KOBELCO SL Series of ultra-large crawler cranes. Together with the remarkable lifting capacity of these machines, their innovative design that makes disassembly and transport so quick and easy has already shown the world how far KOBELCO has moved on. Now with the SL4500, the standard configuration gives top priority to high performance, while the light configuration emphasizes transportability to lower transport costs and shorten assembly/disassembly time. Kobelco has always been in the forefront of ultralarge crane development, and our new machine line-up is ready to take on challenging jobs at locations anywhere in the world.

Choice of Configurations
400-ton capacity standard configuration for high performance, or 300-ton capacity light cofiguration for easier transportation

Innovative Upper Frame Design

Giving highly rigidity with optimum transport weight.

Boom-Mounted Hoist Winches

Greater convenience for assembly/disassembly and transportation.

High-Strength Lattice Boom

Large-diameter main pipe provides greater lifting capacity.

A new design combines strength with reduced weight for crane components such as swing frame, crawler frame, and lattice boom. This combination gives superlative lifting capacity in strong zones, and opens up a wide range of possible applications with either standard or light configuration. Where lifting performance is the priority, standard configuration delivers powerful, efficient crane operations. Light configuration allows a range of applications to match the job, while cutting transport costs and shortening assembly/disassembly times. The options of high performance or easier transport offer efficiency on the job and big savings. Lifting Capacity Comparison
(STD and SHL for Standard Configuration, and Light Configuration)
300 250 Rated Load (ton) 200 150 100 50 0 0
SL4500 SHL 60 m SL4500 STD 60 m SL4500 LIGHT 60 m

70 60 Rated Load (ton) 50 40 30 20 10 10 20 30 40 Working Radius (m) 50 60 0 0 20 40 60 Working Radius (m) 80

SL4500 SHL 60 m + 66 m SL4500 STD 60 m + 66 m SL4500 LIGHT 60 m + 66 m

Cost-Saving Light Configuration

With luffing jib specifications using a light cofiguration (120 ton counterweight; boom section width 2.5 m) only the weight needed for the job has to be transported, on-site assembly nowhere time is shortened, to transport and the 2.5 m and width can is be



transported with a high-bed trailer. Big savings on costs and time!

New, Highly Rigid Upper Frame

The upper frame has been newly designed to increase sectional strength and optimize rigidity to the the frame s reducing

stress weight,

capacity. This which

enhances greatly



SL4500 s


lifting capacity.

Double Travel Motors High-Strength Lattice Boom

Highly rigid, large-diameter main pipe increases boom strength while significantly capacity. boosting lifting Double motors deliver powerful, steady traction for smooth onsite travel.

Adjustable HL Mast
With the adjustable HL mast, the rear swing radius can be set to one of two options to suit work site conditions. This guarantees optimized lifting performance even on small sites.

HL Spec. Max. Lifting Capacity: Heavy Duty Crane Boom: Luffing Jib:

350 ton 113.5 ton

9.5 m 13.0 m

High-Output Engine
The engine has an impressive rated output of 320 kW and complies with NRMM (Europe) Stage IIIA and US EPA Tier III exhaust emissions regulations. All of this power works with KOBELCO s unique Engine Speed Sensing (ESS) control system and new hydraulic systems to

ensure stable and smooth simultaneous operations.

Engine Output:

Meets NRMM (Europe) Stage IIIA

320 kW

Wide, Large-Capacity Winches for Smooth High-Rise Work High-Speed Lifting Increases Work Efficiency
The hoist winches deliver a fast maximum hoisting and lowering speed of 110 m/min that improves operational efficiency on high-rise jobs. The wide hoist winches provide an impressive spooling capacity of 790 m with a 28 mm hoist rope. Their large capacity and large diameter help to prevent uneven

spooling and wear while ensuring smooth operation when using a long boom for high-rise work.

Spooling Capacity:

Max. Line Speed (First Layer):

110 m /min

790 m

Through wide-ranging expertise and innovative technologies, KOBELCO has designed the SL4500 to comply with various transport regulations throughout the world. The layout has been completely reviewed, and a variety of new mechanisms introduced to reduce transport weight. The innovative unit assembly system simplifies assembly/disassembly and transportation to minimize labor and other costs.

Weight; 59.2 t

Weight; 45.0 t

Weight; 30.2 t

New Design Upper Frame

The upper frame is lighter in weight due to the new structural design combined with the use of high-grade high tensile steel plate. This contributes to improved ease of transport and assembly.

Light Configuration: Excellent Transportability

Counterweights of 231 tons needed for standard configuration and 151 tons for light configuration. Boom section widths are 3.0 m for the standard configuration and 2.50 m for the light configuration. The choice of light configuration for a 180 ton-class frequent lifting job cuts both transport costs and assembly time.

Easy-to-Transport Swing Cab

The swing cab is practically designed for easy transportation. By swinging and stowing the cab at the front of the base machine, the transport width of the upper machine is just 3 m.

:Replacement :Removal Taper Boom Section

Winches Mounted on Boom

On a conventional model the winches are mounted on the base machine, but on the SL4500 the boom hoist winch is mounted on the boom base. but This also not only reduces the weight of the base machine, shortens assembly/disassembly times and saves on transportation costs because the boom and mast can be transported with winches attached.
* The boom hoist winch is mounted on the base machine for crane operation and on the mast for transportation.

Standard Configuration

Light Configuration

Counter weight Carbody weight Crawler weight

160t 51t 20t

Counter weight Carbody weight

120t 31t





Attachment Transport Streamlined in Four Big Ways

1 Symmetrical, Thin Counterweights

Symmetrical, thin counterweights ensure a low transport height when loaded on a trailer with the boom. Also, the counterweights can be assembled in any order, making transport planning easier.

3 Boom Connector Pin Holder

The boom connector pin holder prevents the loss of boom connector pins during assembly/disassembly and transportation.

2 Nested Booms Improve Transport Efficiency

The luffing insert jib can be easily nested in the insert boom by using the optional stowing guide rollers. This reduces the number of trailers needed for transport and helps to minimize required storage space.

Versatile Attachment Configurations

Tapered Boom Insert Boom Tapered Boom Tapered Boom (Long) Boom Top Luffing Jib Base Luffing Insert Jib Luffing Jib Top Boom Base Insert Boom Tapered Boom Tapered Boom (Long) Boom Top Luffing Jib Base Luffing Insert Jib Luffing Jib Top

Luffing Boom

Long Boom

Luffing Jib

STD Luffing Boom HL Luffing Boom STD Long Boom

STD Luffing Jib

HL Luffing Jib

Light Configuration

Standard Configuration

Choice of Methods for Assembly/Disassembly of Luffing Jib

Jib assembly is possible using either the extension or inside holding methods. On sites where construction has not yet started and space is available the extension method is faster, but in a limited space the inside holding method, in which the jib is folded under the boom, can be used for assembly/disassembly.

Boom Assembly/Disassembly Mode

The boom assembly/disassembly mode, which is used to release the over-hoist prevention function to facilitate boom assembly and disassembly, is activated with a switch located under the multi-function LCD display of the load moment indicator (LMI). (This switch is different from the switch that releases the auto-stop functions for overload and hook over-hoist.) When the boom is lifted to a certain angle, it is automatically deactivated and the LMI function is automatically re-engaged to ensure that the boom assembly/disassembly function is used only when needed.

Limited Space
Inside Holding Method

Open Space
Extended Method

Upper Trans-Lifter (Optional)

The upper frame can be mounted onto the lower frame without the use of an assistant crane.

Self-Erection System
Use the to built-in, lift the remote (jack SL4500 selfcontrolled system) the trans-lifter

clear of the trailer, then drive trailer away. The assembly cylinder installed on the mast is used to install the crawler side frames and/or the boom.

Quick Connection Device (Optional)

Upper frame is attached to or detached from the lower frame using a swift, reliable hydraulic device.

Control Levers Connected Directly to Pilot Valves for Smooth Operation

The the control pilot the levers amount regulate to of play valves directly reduce

Winch Speed Controller

The speeds of the hoist winches and boom hoist can be set independently with trimmer controls.

and ensure smooth, precise hoisting start-ups and inching. Control is light and sure, with almost no clatter even over long operating periods.

Hydraulic pilot system detects swing reaction force. Electric throttle with a twist grip ensures sensitive engine control.

Selectable Swing Modes to Match the Job at Hand

Free Swing Mode (High/Low):
This mode is designed for material handling and other cycle-duty operations that require consecutive swing cycles. The swing is completely free and can be operated at High or Low speed to suit job requirements.

Red switch on the boom lever grip allows easy inching control for hoist, boom hoist, and travel. The operator can activate it without taking his hands off the boom hoist lever.

Neutral Brake Swing Mode:

When the crane is working on a slope in Free Swing Mode, it may swing in an unintended direction as soon as the swing parking brake is released. To prevent this, the Neutral Brake Swing Mode reduces operating speeds by lowering the flow of oil in the hydraulic circuit, thus making swing starts and stops easy to control when working on a slope or in windy conditions. Swing speed is also reduced in this mode to prevent the load from moving sideways.

Multi-Function LMI Display

The newly designed load moment indicator (LMI) system features a large, easy-to-read LCD display. The rated load, actual load, load ratio, and other information are displayed in large characters. Warnings and other items are displayed in color, and text messages and alarms alert the operator to prevent dangerous conditions from developing. Other information can also be displayed, including a rated load chart and rated load curve, in addition to a function range. that regulates the working

Multi Display

The easy-to-read LCD multi display provides information on the current status such functions as engine rpm, maintenance and on-board trouble-shooting, so that the operator has an ongoing, real-time assessment of the machines condition at a glance.

Normal Displays
Engine speed (Lifting height* 1) Engine oil change interval Reeving number for hoist winch wire rope Low-speed switch status Wind speed* 2 * 1With the optional lifting height gauge installed * 2With optional anemometer installed

Warning Displays
Warning (malfunction, maintenance information, etc.) Self-diagnostic function (detects malfunctions in solenoid valves, sensors, etc.)

Unobstructed Panoramic View

The SL4500 has a new cabin design with sash-less front and top glass that provides a panoramic frontward and skylight view. The glass also has less curvature to minimize distortion. The front upper window has been extended on both sides to give a much wider lateral view, while the top-window view has been extended toward the rear.

Comfortable 940 mm-Wide Cab

Air conditioner Fully adjustable, high backed seat with a headrest and armrests Intermittent wipers and window washers Sun visor Roof blind

New Design Cabin

Conventional Cabin

Tilting cab
A tilting device allows the cab to operator working a more comfortable over long be tilted up to 15 to give the position

Luggage tray

Cup holder

periods of high-rise work.

Two-Stage System to Prevent Boom and Jib Over-Hoists

With primary and secondary overhoist prevention devices, this new safety primary when ground system system at stop can two function or the prevent stages. is luffing This boom The boom new over-hoist the luffing boom, the angle-to-machine is also monitored at this stage. secondary device that stop function the monitors The a uses

Automatic Stop Release Switch with Safety Function

The automatic stop system prevents over-load, hook over-hoist and boom over-hoist. To deactivate the system, a two-stage release procedure is employed that uses a master key and separate switches. This makes it easy to supervise the use of the single key and prevent unauthorized release of the automatic stop system.


activated angle-toangle-to-

machine of the boom, luffing boom, or jib through a limit switch fitted to the boom and jib backstops. It stops the the machine safety automatically range, and to once prevent it from working outside of activated it cannot be cancelled.



critical the




ground the boom, luffing boom or jib with a sensor, and swiftly alerts the operator of danger. For the

Angle-to-Machine Angle-to-Ground

Angle-to-Machine Angle-to-Ground

Other Safety Features .

Function lock lever helps prevent accidental operation when the operator enters or leaves the cab.

One-way call supports the safety of onsite personnel (Optional)

Automatic Soft-Stop Function Reduces Shocks

This function is activated automatically when boom or luffing jib lowering, or boom hoisting is stopped by the over-hoist prevention system. It makes for a smooth stop and prevents the load from swinging sideways.

External lamp for over-load alarm notifies surrounding workers of the load condition.

Swing flashers and warning buzzer warn surrounding workers when the machine is swinging.

New Base Machine Layout for Easy Maintenance

The new layout places only the power plant and one winch on the base machine, providing more space to access equipment for easier maintenance.

Dust-Resistant Internally Cut Swing Bearing

The standard KOBELCO internally gear swing bearing resists dust penetration and holds grease better than outer-cut bearings.

Super-Fine Filter, a Long- Life Filter for Hydraulic Oil

The large-capacity, super-fine filter is made of a high-performance filter medium consisting of glass fiber reinforced with steel wires. The replacement cycle is extended to four times longer than that of conventional filters to reduce lifelong operating costs.

Photomicrograph ( 250)

Super fine filter (glass fiber)

Conventional filter (paper fiber)

Conforms with European Exhaust-Gas and Noise Regulations

The Tier SL4500 III meets NRMM (Europe) Stage IIIA and US EPA exhaust emissions regulations, and is designed with advanced KOBELCO low-noise construction comply with Regulations. technologies European to Noise

Main Specifications (Model: SL4500)

STANDARD CONFIGURATION Lift Enhancer HL Mast Additional Weight Luffing Boom Max. Lifting Capacity Length Long Boom Max. Lifting Capacity Length Luffing Jib Max. Lifting Capacity Boom Length (Min.~Max.) Jib Length (Min.~Max.) Luffing Angle LIGHT CONFIGURATION Luffing Boom Max. Lifting Capacity Length Long Boom Max. Lifting Capacity Length Luffing Jib Max. Lifting Capacity Boom Length (Min.~Max.) Jib Length (Min.~Max.) Luffing Angle STD HL 30 m SHL 30 m ~250 t 350 t 12.0 m 30~84 m POWER PLANT Model Engine Output Fuel Tank Capacity HOIST WINCH (H1. H2) Max Line Speed Rated Line Pull (Single line) Wire Rope Diameter WORKING SPEED Swing Travel HYDRAULIC SYSTEM Pumps Max. Pressure Hydraulic Tank Capacity WEIGHT STANDARD CONFIGURATION Operating Weight*2 Ground Pressure*2 Counterweight LIGHT CONFIGURATION Operating Weight*3 Ground Pressure*3 Counterweight Hino E13C-UV 320 kW/2,000 min-1{rpm} 600 liters 110 m/min (1st layer) 137 kN {14.0 tf} 28 mm 1.2 min-1{rpm} 1.0/0.6 km/h 6 variable displacement 32.0 MPa {326 kgf/cm2} 710 liters

400 t 5.5 m 24~78 m

350 t 7.4 m 30~84 m 113.5 t 60~96 m

113.5 t 24~66 m 24~66 m

113.5 t 30~72 m 24~66 m 66~86

113.5 t 30~78 m 24~66 m

300 t x 6.0 m*1180 t x 10.0 m 24~78 m 90 t x 14.0 m 48~96 m 80 t x 16.0 m 30~66 m 24~66 m 66~86

Approx. 413 t 178 kPa {1.8 kgf/cm2} Upper: 160 metric tons Lower: 51 + 20 metric tons Approx. 310 t 134 kPa {1.4 kgf/cm2} Upper: 120 metric tons Lower: 31 metric tons

*1 Equipped with Standard Boom Configuration (width 3.0 m boom) *2 Including upper and lower machines, counterweights (=160 ton), carbody weights (=51 ton), crawler weights (=20 ton), 24 m luffing boom, and 400 t hook block. *3 Including upper and lower machines, counterweights (=120 ton), carbody weights (=31 ton), 24 m luffing boom, and 180 t hook block. Units are SI units. { } indicates conventional units.

General Dimensions (Unit: mm)

9,830 R8,180 1,600



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*Without quick connection device.



Note: This catalog may contain photographs of machines with specifications, attachments and optional equipment not certified for operation in your country. Please consult KOBELCO for those items you may require. Due to our policy of continual product improvements all designs and specifications are subject to change without advance notice.
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